I’ll be launching this piece at the National Stationery Show in New York (Javits Center May 21-24).
This came from a hilarious exchange with a friend, who happens to be a Hassidic rabbi. Since then, I’ve had quite a few conversations with men about their beards. Whether Sikh or Muslim, Christian, Jew or Agnostic, there is no doubt that the beard is an extremely powerful motif, no matter which community or faith we belong to. Beards simply ARE a lifestyle; the market for beard grooming products is exploding worldwide, along with associated garments, new slang, and a heap of hairy attitude!